Coal Miners Benefits

Black Lung Benefit Rates Lag Behind Rising Inflation

Miner benefit levels are tied to the federal pay scale rather than the cost of living. Therefore, though inflation levels have risen, miners’ black lung benefits have not.

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Black Lung Patient Fights for Miner Benefits in His Final Days

Robert Bailey was a coal miner for 36 years. He began working in McDowell County, and after it became too hard to breathe, he retired from a mine owned by…

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